With state Dems meeting virtually for their convention, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore acknowledged the national convention slated for Milwaukee in August might not look like what some had expected when the city was tapped for the event.
Still, she said Dem values that originated in Wisconsin, including the right to organize and for women’s equality, will be front and center regardless of the kind of national convention that’s put on.
“We may not have a huge convention in Milwaukee with 50,000 delegations underneath the balloon drop,” Moore said, promising activists would still see the state’s values on display.
Moore and her fellow Dem House members Mark Pocan, of Town of Vermont, and Ron Kind, of La Crosse, each addressed the state convention virtually.
Pocan ticked off a series of digs against Donald Trump, including calling him a despot. He said he’d have listed more, but he only had 90 seconds for his address.
“We all must do more, way more than we’ve ever done before, to make sure Donald Trump and all that think like him are defeated,” Pocan said.
While Republicans have taken digs at Biden for doing few public events during the pandemic, Kind promised Wisconsin activists will be seeing a lot more of the former vice president.
He also told them the eyes of the world are on Wisconsin and the party needs to make sur Trump is a one-term “accidental” president.
“If you want to maintain your physical and mental health, whatever you do, don’t believe the words coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth,” he said.
See more from the convention at the WisPoltics.com Dem Convention Blog.